Position: Full time English language teacher
Ref #: SHTJP10S
Watch our teacher Poppy's journey to China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iX9Gjfp3OI&t=14s
Our English language school in Chongqing is now holding interviews for ESL teachers to join our team. We focus on teaching engaging, communicative English language classes to young learner students aged from 3 to 14 years old with some adult classes too.
We were established in 1977. Since that time it has grown to more than 350 schools in five countries. Our focus has always been on providing quality lessons to students, young and old alike. We recognize that good lessons require good teachers therefore we provide excellent training, ongoing development as well as opportunities for promotion and advancement.
Our school has staffs of fully-trained ESL teachers, all of which are native English speakers, hailing from the United States, the UK, Canada and South Africa. They are ably assisted by the dedicated support staff of local Chinese Teaching Assistants.
The average working week consists primarily of afternoon and evening classes Wednesday to Friday and then morning and afternoon classes on the weekend, with Monday and Tuesday free to relax or explore.
Courses are designed around a core of set texts and supplementary materials. Teachers are encouraged to use a communicative approach to teaching and to add their own extra resources and ideas to bring variety to the learning environment. All new teachers undergo 2 weeks of Initial Training, introducing our curriculum and our teaching methodology. After this, we provide on-going training and valuable feedback on your classes, making sure nobody is left in the dark to struggle with a class. Chinese Teaching Assistants are in the class with us at all times, and are there to help with any complicated subjects or difficult students.
Chongqing – The city
Chongqing is situated on the upper reaches of the Yangtze river in Sichuan province in the west of China, not far from Tibet. It is a large and fast changing city, known as “Mountain City”, spread around a mountain, you will be always walking either up or down. It really is a city of changes, mixing modern development with local traditions and small local neighbourhoods. Chongqing is endowed with rich natural scenery, boasting mountains, rivers, forests springs, waterfalls, gorges and caves. It also showcases the area's rich cultural heritage, including the minority Bayu culture, Three Gorges and the modern, developed city itself-including the Yangtze River Cruises.
Chongqing is especially well known for its food. People love to eat here and you will find thousands of restaurants featuring all kinds of delicious dishes to feast on. Most famous if the spicy hot pot. Chili pepper, sesame, fermented black beans, scallions, ginger, garlic, wine, soy sauce and an array of flavorings are used in almost 40 different cooking methods.
-Average of 25 teaching hours and 15 admin hours per week (total 40 hours maximum)
-Interview and place new students
-Maximum or 14 students with in-house teaching. Some teachers have Outside Location Teaching for 2 hours a week where classes can go up to 40
-Excellent salary: 12,000 – 16,000 RMB per month (depending on qualification and experience)
-Flight allowance of 5,000 RMB provided on completion of 12 month contract
-End of year bonus: 5,000 RMB
-Airport pick up and 3 – 5 days hotel provided whilst teachers find suitable accommodation
-Assistance finding accommodation (free shared accommodation provided)
-Performance related bonus every quarter
-Two days off per week
-Legal ‘Z’ work visa provided
-Health insurance provided
-22 days of paid annual leave including national holidays
-On-going training and academic support
-Promotion opportunities within the Shane network globally
-Native English speaker from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa
-120 hours TEFL certificate required if the candidate do not have 2 years teaching experience (https://goldstarteachers.com/intesol-online-tesol-courses-main/)
-At least 21 years old
-New and experienced teachers welcome
-Genuine desire to work with young learners
How to Apply
Please send the following to Jessica at jobs@GoldStarTeachers.com:
-Degree & TEFL certificates (scan)
-Passport photo page (scan)
-Quote reference number SHTJP10S in email subject
We are looking forward to hearing from you.